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Rumours on Saturday 22nd March

last updated Saturday 22nd March 2008, 9:13 AM

Latest football rumours from today's newspapers.

  • Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan is lining up a summer bid for Tottenham defender Michael Dawson. (Daily Mirror)

  • Blackburn are planning a move for Valenciennes defender Rudy Mater. (Daily Mail)

  • Barnsley's highly-rated keeper Heinz Muller is being tracked by several leading Premier League clubs. (Daily Mail)
  • Everton manager David Moyes has insisted that despite not signing a new contract, he will not walk away from Goodison Park in the summer. (Various)

  • But Moyes will seek assurances on transfer funds available to him in the summer before committing to the club. (Guardian)

  • Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is already drawing up a secret hit-list of potential managers to replace Avram Grant. Turkey boss Fatih Terim is reported to be one target. (Daily Mirror)

  • Abramovich is also reported to be reaching 'breaking point' in his determination to keep Avram Grant at the club. (The Independent)

  • Manchester City are desperate to make a big-name signing in an attempt to curb dwindling crowds at the club. (Various)

  • Francis Jeffers faces being shown the exit door at Sheffield Wednesday unless he can prove his fitness before the end of the season. (Daily Mirror)
  • David Beckham has a clause in his contract which allows him to buy an MLS club after 2011. (The Times)

  • Newcastle manager Kevin Keegan, without a win since he returned to the club, has insisted that he still has plenty to offer English football. (Various)

  • Mikael Forssell has a triple platinum hit to his name in his homeland of Finland and may pursue a career in rap music once his playing days are over. (Daily Star)

  • Manchester City midfielder Elano says the condition of pitches are to blame for his recent dip in form. (The Independent)

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